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Navigate the Storm Using Innovation and the Talents of Your Team

During Crisis, Don’t Neglect Your Company’s Most Critical Asset: Ideas

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By Dr. Evans Baiya

It has been said, the best way to find your way around a new location quickly is to ask for ideas. As many of us are working from “new locations,” ideas are more important than ever. What is the best way to manage those ideas? How do you continue to engage your employees so they give you the best ideas?

New Normal, New Me, New Us: Four Fundamental Questions

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By Hasan Tahsin Güngör

When we talk about developing something in the world of business, we usually mean making a person, a product, a team or an institution better—more “preferable” than it is currently. The key word is “preferred.” Why should I want to be better at work? The answer is very simple: to be preferred.

Befriending Measurements

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By Jalene Case

I recently had a meeting with a colleague during which I was vigorously sharing my detailed analysis of 2019 and a clear plan for 2020. My colleague paused, starring at one number and said, “Wait. Did you say all of this is income going away?” I flippantly said, “Yes, but look at what I have planned!” Suddenly I saw that even though I had looked at the numbers, I hadn’t truly seen the one with the negative impact.

Finding Opportunity in Times of Worry

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By Dr. Evans Baiya

We can all agree that we are facing challenging times. COVID-19 and public precautions to slow the spread of it have left businesses in a space full of unknowns. And for many people, unknowns equal worry. It is natural for leaders (all people in fact) to feel overwhelmed during moments of crisis, especially crisis that is unpredictable and with many factors they cannot control.

It's Time To Innovate

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Featuring Ron Price and Dr. Evans Baiya, InTrust, Winter 2020

It's a new year, which often signals it's time for a new start - time to put into play some of those ides percolation around your brain. But many a business owner often feels too overwhelmed with the daily task of keeping everything running to think about how to change things up. Many don't know where to start.

What do you REALLY want?

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The ONE Thing That Can Change Everything…

By Patrick Ensign

What do you want most for your business, your family...and you? How do all of these wants align with the actual work you do and the decisions you are making for your company?

Asking yourself these questions is the first step to gaining clarity. When you have clarity about what you are working towards, you are able to both prioritize and naturally align with those life/business practices that are effective in achieving your goal.

Mentoring for the Future

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Featuring Ron Price, In Trust Magazine, Fall 2019

"Wax on, wax off," instructs Mr. Miyagi as he instills the fundamental basics to Daniel, who would grow to be The Karate Kid. The classic movie follows the developing relationship between the martial arts master and his young student. It's a mentorship made in Hollywood heaven. But mentors provide a vital role in in everyday lives. Read more.

How to Harness Originality and Great Ideas in the Workplace

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By Dave Clark

Have you ever had a great idea, but were afraid to express it for fear of being thought of as being “out there?” Or, have you ever been exposed to ideas at work that you just knew were destined for failure, but you didn’t say anything as to not rock the boat?

At some point in our careers, the majority of us have experienced both of these things. While it seems so simple to speak up, we often don’t. Why is this?

Innovation And The Future Of Performance Reviews

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By Evans Baiya, HR.com, July 2019

In today’s fast-paced world, innovation must be the future of any company looking to compete and win market share. You simply cannot grow and thrive by doing what you’ve always done. Therefore, it is a natural conclusion that innovation will be a key component to the future of performance management. 


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